MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, a global supplier of integrated solutions from our Circuitry, Assembly and Semiconductor divisions that provides unmatched capabilities in electronics design and manufacturing, has announced that its electro-chemicals brand, Electrolube, will be exhibiting at the Battery Show Europe Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo with ESI Automotive on booth #10-A96 at the Messe Stuttgart in Germany on the 28th-30th June.
With the rise in demand for electric and hybrid vehicles, protecting battery systems from harsh environments has never been more critical. Battery performance, safety and reliability can be significantly improved by implementing the most effective electro-chemical protection materials to manage the increasing demands of high-capacity, fast charging battery packs. For the first time, Electrolube, one of the leading manufacturers in protective electro-chemical solutions, will showcase conformal coatings, thermal management products and encapsulation resins on booth #10-A96. Electrolube’s key products for battery protection include the soft polyurethane resin – UR5044, the thermally conductive epoxy potting compound – ER2221, the room temperature cure silicone resin – SC4003E, the chemical resistant epoxy potting compound –ER2223, the non-silicone heat transfer compound – HTCPX, thermal gap filler – GF400 and the rapid curing, bio-based UV cure coating – UVCLX.
Electrolube’s range of resin products provide excellent protection from extreme and varied environmental factors. The UR5044 PU resin is a UL approved, high-performance potting compound that allows easy repair and rework in-field. The flexibility and softness of this resin makes it highly shock absorbent, ideal for battery applications subject to vibration and shock. To prolong battery life and increase efficiency, the ER2221 Thermally Conductive Epoxy Potting Compound is ideal for potting cells within electric vehicle batteries. The UL94 V-0 approved epoxy potting compound can withstand long durations at high temperatures and can assist with securing cells in place whilst dissipating the heat away to the surroundings. Electrolube’s SC4003E, is a thixotropic two-part silicone potting and encapsulating resin with high thermal conductivity of 0.7 W/m.K. It has excellent high temperature properties, up to 200°C, and is suitable for use in applications with extremely tight spaces and difficult geometries.
The fast-curing epoxy resin, ER2223, has a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +180°C and has been specifically formulated to meet the harsh operating conditions of under-hood applications in the automotive industry. It is chemically resistant to most fluids found in the engine compartment of vehicles and offers excellent protection to electronic components.
Designed for gap filling applications, HTCPX Non-Silicone Heat Transfer Compound PLUS Xtra provides the ultimate in thermal conductivity at 3.40 W/m.K. HTCPX is electrically insulative, ensuring that leakage currents can’t be formed if the paste should encounter other parts of the assembly. With a wide operating temperature range from -50°C to +180°C, HTCPX is vibration stable, low in toxicity and upholds excellent non-creep characteristics. Electrolube’s additional thermal gap filler, GF400, is a highly effective heat transfer solution, providing excellent thermal performance at 4.0 W/m.K . The two-part, liquid silicone-based gap filler is designed for applications where the gap between the component and the heat dissipating surface is larger than a traditional thermal interface. This makes GF400 ideal for EV battery applications where there are significant gaps between cells. GF400 also prevents the pump-out phenomenon, due to its low modulus elastomer that forms after curing.
UVCLX is ideal for protecting an electric vehicle BMS. UVCLX is a first-to-market, solvent-free, bio-based Conformal Coating that provides the highest levels of protection in a rapid processing time. Formulated with 75% of the organic content obtained from renewable sources, UVCLX exceeds traditional UV cure coatings by being touch dry after just a short exposure to LED-365nm UV light. UVCLX also guarantees full cure in less than 24 hours due to its secondary chemical cure mechanism, which even cures shadowed areas in a matter of hours. Conventional UV cure coatings can require weeks at a time, and sometimes longer, for a complete cure and still leave some shadowed areas uncured. UVCLX significantly improves production time and provides even higher levels of performance, including resistance to cracking during thermal shock cycling.
Robert Crosby-Clarke, Director of Strategic Marketing & Product Management at Electrolube, part of MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, comments, “We are looking forward to showcasing our products at the Battery Show Europe & Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo for the very first time. Electrolube has served the automotive industry’s major manufacturers for over sixty years and is experiencing a surge in demand from EV battery designers and manufacturers. We are successfully resolving issues for the EV battery industry, safeguarding every conceivable aspect of an EV battery system to ensure our customers can tick every box when it comes to safety, reliability, and performance. We are looking forward to meeting visitors during the event, to learn about their requirements and help advise them on the efficient solutions we offer.”
MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions enables electronics interconnection through the innovative specialty chemicals and materials from our Alpha, Compugraphics, Electrolube, Kester, and MacDermid Enthone brands. We serve all global regions and all steps of device manufacturing within every segment of the electronics supply chain. The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate with OEMs and fabricators in the implementation of new technologies that redefine what is possible in device design. Our world class technical service is constantly at hand to ensure optimized outcomes in yield and productivity. Our solutions can increase throughput, reduce carbon footprints, lower total cost of ownership, and enable electronics innovation.